What's a diorama?

Inspired by Sega's amazing Sonic the Hedgehog papercrafts, nerd-craft's reverendtimothy made some very nice Mario level dioramas. He went with a more literal 2D approach for the first two, based on World 1-1of Super Mario Bros., but decided on a more 3D look for this interpretation of World 7-3.

This is definitely an attractive item for our cats to knock down and ruin. To the printer!
[Via Crafty Crafty]

This article was originally published on Joystiq.